Wednesday, October 04, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 649
Thus have we revealed this as a Recital in Arabic, in which We have detailed some of the threat and promise so that they might be conscientious, or it might provoke in them mindfulness. [20: 113]
Hadith of the Day:
Glad tidings are for him who finds abundant invocations for forgiveness recorded in his book of deeds. [Ibn Majah]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The heart that is illumined by the remembrance of the Divine is freed from needing anyone else. [Sulaiman Darami]
Guidance of the Day:
The loses that you suffer on account of your silence can easily be compensated for, but the losses that arise out of excessive and loose talk are difficult to requite. Do you not see that the best of way of guarding water in a water bay is to close its mouth? One who talks too much makes most mistakes. Nobody can guard your secrets better than you. One who often thinks and reflects develops his foresight and vision.
To guard what you already possess is better than to ask and pray for what others possess. The bitterness of disappointment, privation, and poverty is actually sweeter than the disgrace and humiliation of begging. The returns from hard but respectable and honorable labor of a craft or profession, though small in quantity, are better than the wealth required through sin and wickedness. Livelihood acquired by foul means is the worst form of livelihood. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. Anybody can become angry--that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way--that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:38 PM